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Calliandra haematocephala

Accepted name

Calliandra haematocephala Hassk.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


Tribe: Ingeae;  Genus: Calliandra

Vernacular names

Bellota7; Flor de la Cruz7; Pompon7; Powder-puff Tree7


Perennial non-climbing tree


Environmental1; Environmental4; Environmental9; Environmental7; Miscellaneous10


Native to Tropical America.4; Native of S. America; cultivated in PNG.2

Geographical records

Africa:   Ghana(I)11, Nigeria(I)11, Zimbabwe(I)11

Asia2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18:   Bangladesh(I)14, Bhutan(I)5, Brunei(I)18, China(I)7, 8, India(I)7, 10, 12, 13, 15, Indonesia-ISO(I)16, Java(N)16, Myanmar(I)15, Pakistan(I)6, Singapore(I)17, Taiwan(I)8

Australasia19:   Papua New Guinea(N)2

Brazil:   Sao Paulo7

Caribbean7:   Netherlands Antilles(I)7, Trinidad & Tobago(I)7

Central America20:   Mexico(I)20, Nicaragua(I)20

China:   Fujian8, Guangdong8

India:   Andhra Pradesh15, Bihar15, Delhi15, Karnataka15, Kerala15, Madhaya Pradesh15, Maharashtra15, Manipur12, Punjab13, Uttar Pradesh10, West Bengal15

Indian Ocean4:   Mauritius(I)4

North America7, 21:   United States(I)7, 21

Pacific Ocean7:   Hawaii(I)7

South America1, 2, 4, 7, 22, 23:   Bolivia(N)7, 23, Brazil(I)7, 22, Peru(I)7

United States:   California21, Florida21

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)


Literature citations

Description2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 16, 20, 24;  Distribution7;  Illustration2, 8


2005 (Indian Ocean) Lock JM & Ireland H (JS2005);     Coordinator: 1994/1995 Barneby RC & Forero E


1:Brenan, J.P.M. (1959) Mimosoideae. In: Fl. Trop. East Africa. Hubbard & Milne-Redhead
2:Verdcourt, B. (1979) A Manual of New Guinea Legumes. Office of Forests, Lae, PNG
3:Sanjappa, M. (1992) Legumes of India. Dehra Dun: Bishen Singh Mahendra...
4:Polhill, R, M. (1990) Legumineuses. In: Flore des Mascareignes, Vol 80. J. Bosser et a
5:Grierson, A.J.C. & Long, D.G. (1987) Flora of Bhutan, Vol. 1. (Part 3). Edinburgh: RBG
6:Ali, S.I. (1973) Flora of Pakistan, No. 36. Mimosaceae. Karachi: Univ. of Karachi
7:Barneby, R.C. (1998) Mem. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 74 (3). Silk Tree, Guanacaste, Monkey's Earring
8:Wu, T.L. (1988) Mimososoideae. In: Fl. Reip. Pop. Sinicae, 39 (Leguminosae 1)
9:Nielsen, I.C. (1992) Flora Malesiana, Series I Vol II Part I Mimosaceae.
10:Kanjilal, P.C. (1966) A forest... Uttar Pradesh (Ranunculaceae - Alangiaceae)
11:Lock, J.M. (1985) Specimen in Herb. Kew
12:Deb, D.B. (1961) Dicotyledonous plants of Manipur territory 3 (3 & 4): 253-350
13:Parker, R.N. (1918) Forest Flora for the Punjab with Hazara and Delhi
14:Khatun, R.B. (1987) Tree Legumes of Bangladesh
15:Paul, S.R. (1979) Geophytology 9: 175-183. Notes on some... Calliandra...
16:Backer, C.A. (1963) Flora of Java. Groningen, The Netherlands
17:Keng, H. (1990) Concise Flora of Singapore. Singapore
18:Kirkup et al. (1997) Brunei Checklist
19:Lock, J.M. & Ford (2004) Legumes of Malesia: A check-list. RBG Kew.
20:Stevens, W.D., et al. (2001) Flora de Nicaragua, 85 (2)... Missouri Bot. Gard. Press
21:Isely, D. (1998) Native & naturalized Leg. of the USA. Brigham Young Univ. Utah
22:Lewis, G.P. (1987) Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 369 pp Legumes of Bahia
23:Nevling, L.I. & Elias, T.S. (1971) J. Arnold Arbor. 52 (1): 69-85 Calliandra haematocephala
24:Tiwari, S.D.N. (1979) The phyto-geography of Legumes of Madhya Pradesh. Dehra Dun.

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